This is the time of year when horses begin to get their winter coats. For a short time, before they get all shaggy, their coats have a lovely velvety texture and shine.
Here is EZ in black velvet. He is really a very dark buckskin, but as his coat changes, it seems pure black.
You’ll have to forgive his sleepy expression — it was still breakfast time.
Here’s Kitty in her red velvet finery.
Her brand seems much clearer than usual. I’d like to know whose it is and where she came from.
It’s a pleasure, on the trail, to look down at her almost iridescent neck.
It was an interesting ride. We barely missed a flight of vultures that had been roosting in the trees along the river bottom. Since there were forty or fifty of them migrating, it’s probably just as well we missed them taking off. I did get a picture in which they’re tiny black specks in the sky. Maybe I’ll post that one tomorrow.